Shelbey Peterson, 801-585-1306
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
David Burnett – Too Close
October 7, 2011 - January 29, 2012
Recently named one of the “100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo magazine, renowned photojournalist David Burnett has spent over four decades covering pivotal historic events–including the Vietnam War, Hurricane Katrina, and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games–and capturing intimate images of public figures from Bob Marley to Barack Obama. Experience more than 60 of his iconic photographs in David Burnett – Too Close, an exhibition presented by The Joseph and Evelyn Rosenblatt Charitable Fund.
Highlights of the Collection Tour
First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm and all Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pm • FREE with paid admission
Experience the UMFA galleries through a thirty-minute tour with a docent. No pre-registration necessary.
Visiting Artist Talk: Monika Bravo
Tuesday, October 4 • 4 pm • FREE
Join us for a lecture by artist Monika Bravo. Influenced by Zen and Taoist thought, Bravo uses industrial materials, sound, and technology to create objects and interactive environments that investigate ideas of space and time.
Chamber Music Series
Wednesday, October 5 • 7 pm • FREE
The UMFA will resonate with ragtime tunes as a harp ensemble from the University of Utah School of Music performs in the LeConte Stewart: Depression Era Art galleries.
Visiting Artist Talk: David Burnett
Thursday, October 6 • 6 pm • FREE
Renowned photojournalist David Burnett will give a public talk about his practice. Don’t miss this chance to meet the artist and preview the David Burnett – Too Close exhibition, generously sponsored by The Joseph and Evelyn Rosenblatt Charitable Fund.
LeConte Stewart Program: Evening for Educators
Wednesday, October 12 • 5:30-8:30 pm • FREE • Packets available for $5 donation
This workshop will teach educators of all disciplines and grade levels how to explore landscape painting and the Depression Era in the classroom. More information is available at 801.585.7163. Funded in part by the StateWide Art Partnership.
Third Saturday for Families: Making Masks
Saturday, October 15 • 1-4 pm • FREE
Joins us with your family for our annual mask-making activity! The Third Saturday program is funded in part by the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks program.
LeConte Stewart Film: Modern Times
Wednesday, October 19 • 6 pm • FREE
Learn about the Depression Era by viewing the critically acclaimed silent Charlie Chaplin film, Modern Times (1936). This film is not rated, and is presented in conjunction with the LeConte Stewart: Depression Era Art exhibition, generously sponsored by the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and the Ray, Quinney & Nebeker Foundation.
LeConte Stewart Lecture: “Death, Loss, and the Artist”
Saturday, October 22 • 1 pm • FREE
In this lecture, psychoanalyst and art historian Laurie Wilson will demonstrate how traumatic events in early childhood are embodied in the work of many artists, including LeConte Stewart. This event is sponsored by American Express.
On view through January 8, 2012
Containing a diverse range of artworks from around the world, Color explores the relationship of color to artists and audiences. This exhibition utilizes over twenty pieces from the UMFA's permanent collection, using color as a connector across cultures and time. While visiting the exhibition, be sure to use the hands-on collage wall to create your own color compositions. This exhibition is funded as part of the UMFA's Art in a Box program and is presented in conjunction with the debut of the new statewide box, Art in a Box: Color.
LeConte Stewart: Depression-Era Art
On view through January 15, 2012
In a groundbreaking collaboration, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Church History Museum have partnered to present joint exhibitions of over 200 paintings and works on paper by famed Utah artist LeConte Stewart (1891-1990). The UMFA’s exhibition, LeConte Stewart: Depression Era Art, explores themes of isolation and loss during the Great Depression. The Church History Museum’s exhibition, LeConte Stewart: The Soul of Rural Utah, reveals the beauty of Utah’s early rural landscapes. For more information about the exhibitions and related programs, please visit www.umfa.utah.edu. The UMFA’s exhibition is generously sponsored by the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation and the Ray, Quinney & Nebeker Foundation.
Res Mortis: Matters of Death
Now on View
Experience the UMFA’s ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman collection in its new home on the second floor. The Egyptian gallery features the 26th dynasty anthropoid coffin of Padiusir (a visitor favorite), along with other intriguing objects that explore the economic sacrifices of preparing for the afterlife. The revitalized Greek and Roman gallery highlights the UMFA's recently conserved Apulian funerary amphora and the marble sarcophagus of a young Roman nobleman.
**Exhibition dates are subject to change.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
University of Utah
Marcia & John Price Museum Building
410 Campus Center Dr
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
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Wednesday: 10 am–8 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am–5 pm
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UMFA Members FREE
Youth (ages 6-18) $5
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U students, staff & faculty FREE
Active duty military personnel FREE
Thanks to the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks fund, the UMFA opens its doors for FREE on the first Wednesday and third Saturday of the month.